Pycnanthemum virginianum commonly known as ‘Virginia Mountain Mint’ is a plant in the mint family. It is an herbaceous plant with narrow, opposite, simple leaves, on wiry, green stems. The flowers are white with purplish spotting, borne in summer. Pycnanthemum Virginianum is native to Missouri. Its common name of mountain mint is somewhat misleading since the plant typically occurs in moist soils in wet meadows, swamps and along streams and ponds. A poultice of the leaves is used in the treatment of headaches.
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Scientific Name: Pycnanthemum Virginianum
Common Name: Virginia Mountain Mint
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Eastern United States
Height: 24 to 36 "
Spread: 12 to 18 "
Habitat: Sand Prairies, Moist Meadows, Woodland areas
Exposure: Full sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees, Wasps, Hummingbirds
Resistant: Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy
Flower Color: White
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Leaves are used in treatment of disorders, indigestion, colic, coughs, colds and chills